Right now, you are probably daydreaming about the sweet lines you want to rip this winter, the new boards you are hoping Santa will bring you, or how cool you will look in the sweet puffy you just bought. But what do beginner skiers and snowboarders daydream about? Mostly not being cold, not getting hurt,… Read the rest of the post!
I’ve been watching ski resorts opening around the world every Winter, professionally, for the past 30 years. For the past decade I’ve been lucky enough to hold various jobs where I’ve actually been called upon to report each week (and now each day) on where the snow is falling – year round. In the old… Read the rest of the post!
Have you ever taken the time to think about how many ski areas you’ve been to in your life? Whether or not you’ve been to more mountains than your friends & family members? Or maybe whether or not you’ve been to more than some Olympians? Here at the Liftopia HQ, we think about these things.… Read the rest of the post!
You didn’t really think we’d leave you hanging like that, did you? Of course not! To recap, check out the first half of this guide, which features Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows. This means There are still three resorts to cover, ensuring that you have all of the insider information in one place, making the most of your… Read the rest of the post!
In the words of Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” In our case, however, winter means ski season. Instead of polishing swords, we’ll be waxing boards. But, the choices to be made are just as serious: where to partake of some powdery pleasure? If you choose to align with the Mountain Collective Pass, you’ll get two… Read the rest of the post!
This Winter, New England and Eastern Canada have witnessed several major ski resort updates worth talking about. Here’s the scoop. With an additional $43 million of improvements for the 2013/2014 ski season, Jay Peak once again leads the pack in New England. Over the past three years, the northern Vermont ski resort has spent more… Read the rest of the post!
What does a great view mean to you? Earlier this month, we asked our followers on social media to help us make a list of the ten Best Gondola views in North America. The response was immediate, enthusiastic and diverse, with 35 resorts mentioned. Most respondents nominated a specific lift, but some took a more… Read the rest of the post!
Outdoor recreation, scenic views, clean air, and a natural mountain environment are just some of the great benefits of having ski areas as our playgrounds. What’s better than a clear mountain view on a sunny day on the slopes? But running ski lifts, operating snowmaking equipment, powering lights for night skiing, running a grooming fleet,… Read the rest of the post!
Listen carefully? Can you hear it? Yep, the hills are alive with the sound of music. With longer days and cool evenings, summertime in the mountains brings countless opportunities for live music in incredible settings. When it comes to memorable mountain music venues, there are some places that stand out in hearts and minds for… Read the rest of the post!
The gear testers at ActiveJunky.com set out on a mission this spring. The goal was to find and report on the best gear for summer day hiking. Now, a light day hike might not sound as extreme or gear intensive as a day of skiing, but the wrong hiking gear can ruin your day on… Read the rest of the post!